Liquid Sun Hefe Weizen
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Wheat Beer - Hefeweizen
Ranked #191
Ranked #25,789
3.86 | pDev: 8.81%
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
United States
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JamieDuncan from Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap in Bethesda Rock Bottom. Decent looking hefe with the Hazy orange yellow but with a short lived off white head. Nice traditional hefe aroma, bready and sweet. Very tasty. Extremely sweet which is almost over the top but worked for me. Medium mouthfeel but the sweetness was almost cloying. Overall a pretty solid hefe.

Jun 29, 2016
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Kadonny from Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the RB tap into their nonic pint glass. Love the $2 draft Thursdays, plus I had a $ 5 credit on my mug club card, so this beer was free!

A: A very cloudy light golden color with a one finger fluffy white head. Medium glass lacing that clung on forever.

S: Nice Hefe smell with a large fruit smell of banana and citrus coupled with the clove and sugar sweetness smells. Nice.

T: Fruit flavors of banana, a bit of orange and some lemon start off coupled with a fairly pronounced clove flavor and a hint of pepper spice. The sugar and bubblegum sweetness couple with the fruit but then the beer turns tart and crisp at the end. Finish leaves a bit of hops bitterness to offset the other flavors. Very nice. Refreshing.

M: Medium but not overly complex or coating. No alcohol flavors but it finishes crisp and clean rather than sweet.

D: High, really enjoyed the beer and I could have had a few more.

Overall a real nice version of a Bavarian Hefe that I really enjoyed. Brian has another nice beer on his hands here, keep doing what you are doing!

Mar 12, 2010
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NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's amazing that my reviews just disappear off of here every now and again. I've started entering them, and then going back to them and updating them several times so that I know it's not on my end, and yet they keep disappearing. Yesterday I entered 4 beers: Mc Sorley's Irish Pale Ale, Liquid Sun, Diabhal, and Great Divide's 15th Anniversary Wood Aged Double IPA. I checked them all, and yet they all disappeared. Oh well, I can only give Brian a basic review at this point then...

Liquid Sun pours the typical appearance of a Bavarian hefeweizen. The aroma is a little bit limited, but still certainly within style. I didn't get a lot of banana in the flavor, but it otherwise followed the style closely, and that's probably just due to the choice of yeast or temperature it was fermented at. It was a good beer. Flavorful and refreshing. Nice. Worth trying.


Oct 27, 2009
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Ezekiel81923 from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewpub on a Thursday, because everything tastes better when its only $2.

Appearance: A bright, hazy golden color with a thick 1-1.5 finger head that recedes to a pillow on top and leaves great lacing all over the glass.

Smell: Banana and bubblegum that you would expect. Some hints of spice from the yeast as well as clove and what I believe to be pepper. Fairly standard Hefe aroma.

Taste: Spicy up front, which lingers throughout, slowly giving way to a banana flavor that finishes on the sweet side with some more spice. I like to spice aspect.

Mouthfeel: Pretty full for a hefeweizen, which was appealing. Moderate carbonation.

Drinkability: Spiciness limits it a little for me, but you could still have a few in a sitting.

Another great offering from a solid brewmaster right in my hometown.

Oct 14, 2009
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deapokid from Pennsylvania

3.15/5  rDev -18.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer poured a hazy orange with a light bed of foam. Hit the nail right on the head for look and body, matching that of any traditional German hefe.

Smell was a bit sweeter than usual, possessing a strong banana stink with a light citrus fruit undercurrent. Although it was overwhelming, that's not such a bad thing.

The taste was a bit muskier and deeper than I'm used to, boasting a dry finish and a cereal-esque grainy character on the back end. Although not the norm, it's pleasant enough.

Even though this is not as drinkable or as tasty as the German models, this is definitely a cut above for Rock Bottom, a brewpub that I'm usually not a big fan of.

With a brew like this on tap, they can expect me to be sampling their wares more often than usual.

Jul 06, 2009
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Kegatron from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap @ the brewpub on 6/27/09. Served in an oversized "Mug Club" mug.

Pours a hazy unfiltered orange yellow, with a finger of soft and creamy brite-white head. Retains with about half that size, with a rich look, leaving some big swathes of lacing back. The aroma is lemon and orange citrus, with a bit of green banana, light spices and yeast, maybe just a tiny bit of bubblegum. Bready wheat is fairly pronounced, lending this some extra sweetness beyond the fruity scents that are present.

The taste is sweet up front, and a bit tart as well, from the citrus presence and a silky backbone of toasted wheaties. Subtle banana yeasties and (once again) just some light spicing creep their way in, as does a gentle yeasty feel that runs throughout. Overall pretty tangy feel to the taste here. The mouthfeel is lighter-medium bodied, with a nice creamy feel to it but it also has a bit of a crispness to it as well, which lends this some extra presence in the mouth.

This was decent. I would have liked to have seen a little more clove come out in this but the citrus and wheat flavors were right on. Nicely easy (yet firm) mouthfeel to this as well. It's good to see them put on a refreshing wheat beer on tap here for the summer.

Jun 30, 2009
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cartagena from Pennsylvania

4.3/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had this one and I loved it. Very tasteful. Very impress as it has great color and taste. If you love this kind of beer I would recommend you try this one before it goes out at the King of Prussia PA location.

Other people at the bar loved this one also.

Color is dark cloudy yellow, aroma is somewhere between honey, and some banana/citrus but taste is great.

The finish leaves you thinking about the taste. Not a winter beer but a great alternative.

Dec 01, 2008
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weeare138 from Pennsylvania

2.99/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appears a hazy, dense cloud of dark gold. A fluffy white cap slowly fades out into a small cap of fluff and collar. Scattered streaks are left around the glass.
Smell is of lemon zest, cloves...and an exhorbinant amount of sulfur dioxide that reminds me of a freshly lit match head, or rotton egg aroma coming from a catalytic converter. This makes me think that this was pulled out of fermentation a bit too prematurely. I've had plenty of hefe's with a touch of sulfur but this is liquid sulfer in a glass.
Taste is of over-ripened bananas, cloves, lemon zest, and that off, bi-product of the yeast that is reminiscent of rotton eggs. The good part is that it isn't as intense in the mouth as it is in the nose.
Mouthfeel seems decent enough. Medium bodied, zesty, white pepper, mildly sweet, gently tart.

Nov 27, 2008
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Umbra from Maryland

3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Golden brew with just some light cloudiness. White head with limited retention and spotty lace. Very faint spice aroma.

Some lemon, cloves, and banana flavor of the brew, but really faint. Light bodied brew that finished a little sweet, but clean. Drinkability is pretty easy, but this one just doesn't seem to have any punch. Smooth, nice, but didn't stand out for any reason.

Aug 07, 2008
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ffejherb from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Rock Bottom KOP on 8/5/08. Served in my new Mug Club mug.

A - Cloudy golden body (like the sun) with one-finger creamy white head that receded to a thin ring of retention, but left lots of lace around the glass.

S - Some spicy yeast with hints of clove and pepper, as well as a good bit of lemon. Obligatory banana and bubblegum notes as well.

T - Lots of spices immediately come to mind - clove, nutmeg, pepper mingle with one another. There is also a pleasant banana flavor and some mild bubblegum sweetness.

M - Medium to full bodied hefe with a round, chewy texture and moderate carbonation. Finishes with a spicy kick on the palate.

D - This is an extremely easy drinking hefe with lots of flavor and a very pleasant mouthfeel. Big props to the brewmaster at Rock Bottom KOP for brewing this solid hefe!

Aug 07, 2008
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DrJay from Texas

3.73/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer was a cloudy caramel/peach colour with a dense, white head that stuck around forever and left thick lace on the glass. The aroma was light on spice and quite mild, but had some nice banana and wheat cracker notes. The flavour had the same banana and cracker character, but a little more spiciness and a light sour character. Medium bodied with a creamy texture and spritzy carbonation. Very easy drinking and quite refreshing, just a little plain in character.

Jul 30, 2008
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Biscuit033 from Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: Murky golden orange with about two fingers of head with nearly no retention and minimal lacing.

S: Orange and clove and a faint hint of banana. There is a wheaty straw flavors that are as evident as the orange and clove.

T: Clove and Orange with a bit more banana than is noticed in the smell. There is also grassy and lemon flavors at the end.

M: Great carbination and a clean finish that wants you to drink more.

D: This is an easy drinker even at 5.9%. This reminds me of exactly in the middle of a tru German Hefe and an American Wheat. It is very drinkable regardless.

Jun 24, 2008
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HopDerek from Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap 6-22-08.

Poured a cloudy straw yellow color with 1 finger of foamy white head, nice retention and good lacing, served without a lemon. Smells of banana, clove, wheat, lemon, and grass. Tastes of lemon and honey up front with a nice firm backbone of straw, banana, and clove, with a touch of grassy notes in the finish. Medium light in body with good carbonation. Smooth and sweet with lots of wheat, fruit, and spicy flavors. Easy to drink, quite sessionable, and very refreshing, a nice beer to enjoy while cooling down on a hot summer day.

Jun 23, 2008
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treehugger02010 from Pennsylvania

3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap at Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in King of Prussia, Pa.
Appearance: A light gold colored body that was very pretty. A white head with bigish bubbles and decent sized, fair retention and good lacing.
Smell: Very spicy, excellent phenolic useage. Cloves and bananas.
Taste: Again, superb. Cloves and bananas, other spicy characters come through, but nothing stayed around long enough to put my finger on it.
Mouthfeel: Crisp and refreshing.
Drinkability: Great.
Don't drink and review.

Feb 12, 2008
Liquid Sun Hefe Weizen from Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 18 ratings